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What is the difference between "per deveice" and "per transistor" thermal resistance? We can see for example in the datasheet of BC846BPN: www.nxp.com/documents/data_sheet/BC846BPN.pdf  (page 4, section 6)

Question asked by Gyorgy Orosz on Sep 29, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 12, 2016 by Gyorgy Orosz

What is the difference between "per deveice" and "per transistor" thermal resistance? We can see for example in the datasheet of BC846BPN: www.nxp.com/documents/data_sheet/BC846BPN.pdf  (page 4, section 6).

For example, if the power dissipation of one of the transistors is P1, and that of the other is P2, then what is the temperature rise:

DT_a=R_TH_perDevice*(P1+P2)

or

DT_b=R_TH_perTransistor*P1+R_TH_perTransistor*P2 = R_TH_perTransistor*(P1+P2)  ???

Unfortunately I can not understand why these two parameters are defined, and in which case which one should be used?

Thanks for the answers in advance.

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